Episode #3553

Piano Plus - Mostly

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hear piano music, with and without electronics on this New Sounds program.  Listen to the “Trilogy Sonata” – music from the so-called “portrait operas” by Philip Glass, reworked by Paul Barnes, and performed by pianist Jeremy Limb.  The sonata is in three parts, containing music from “Einstein on the Beach,” music from "Akhnaten," (about the Egyptian pharaoh), and “Satyagraha,” (about Mahatma Gandhi.)

There’s also more piano music, with electronics, from Nico Muhly’s film score to “Kill Your Darlings” – a biographical film about the Beat Generation icon Allen Ginsberg’s early years.  Also, hear music by Muhly’s frequent collaborator and muse (and Q2 Music host) Nadia Sirota, in a work by Shara Worden for viola with electronics.  Plus, new music from German pianist and producer Nils Frahm, from his latest, “Spaces.”

PROGRAM #3553–Piano Plus, Mostly (First aired on 1/14/2014)  





Jeremy Limb

The Piano Music of Philip Glass


Philip Glass: Trilogy Sonata – Part 1 (Knee Play No. 4 from Einstein on the Beach)

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Nils Frahm


For - Peter - Toilet Brushes- More [16:49]

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Jeremy Limb

The Piano Music of Philip Glass


Philip Glass: Trilogy Sonata – Part 2 (Conclusion, Act 3, Satyagraha)

See above.

Nico Muhly

Kill Your Darlings

Body in Water [2:50]

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Nadia Sirota


Shara Worden: From The Invisible To The Visible [4:01]

Bedroom Community HVALUR 17

Nico Muhly

Kill Your Darlings

Self-Defense [3:11]
Letter [2:26]

See above.

Jeremy Limb

The Piano Music of Philip Glass


Glass: Trilogy Sonata Part 3 -(Dance, Act 2 of Akhnaten) [5:48]

See above.

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